Microscopy July 2019

For yesterday's session, we welcomed regulars from Moorfields Eye Hospital and the Royal Veterinary College as well as two new attendees. Shivani is visiting us from Perth, Western Australia, and Atul is a neuropathology trainee. To start with, we had a brief chat about how uveal melanomas are genetically different from conjunctival melanomas. I had… Continue reading Microscopy July 2019

Microscopy June 2019

Yesterday's session had a variety of attendees, including Moorfields ophthalmologists, a medical student on elective, our regular veterinary pathologists Simon and Alejandro, and a visiting pathologist from Australia. Simon brought a feline eye with a ciliary body adenoma. This is a rare entity in humans (and not to be confused with Fuchs' adenoma which I've… Continue reading Microscopy June 2019

Microscopy January 2019

Yesterday we welcomed Simon, Alejandro and Oscar from the Royal Veterinary College for our monthly case discussion as well as Sam and Manuela from our lab. Alejandro brought a couple of interesting canine globes. The first was a massive intraocular haemorrhage following phacoemulsification surgery for cataract. The second was an iris melanoma. Interestingly, one of… Continue reading Microscopy January 2019

Microscopy October 2018

For this month's microscopy session, I'd received a request to review FRCOphth examination-type material, particularly corneas. So we spent a bit of time on the three classic corneal stromal dystrophies and their typical (and atypical!) appearances. I have a previous post on the stromal dystrophies here. We also did a refresher on some basic descriptive… Continue reading Microscopy October 2018